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Post  Ev Thu 29 Sep - 16:17

From a private collection.
It is small enough to be an eggcup, but could be a condiment dish ...?
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The mark, which looks like it has been done by hand rather than with a stamp..
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Post  Ev Thu 19 Nov - 17:47

I'm most excited about finding 2 Crewenna dainty little gorgeous cups today for 50c each.  I didn't have any of their work in my collection so I'm over the moon.  Photos to come .... the mark didn't turn out but it is the correct C with a P inside mark.

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Post  Valerio Sat 18 Feb - 17:30

these are egg cups - too small I think for anything much else .... if you test it by putting an egg in it you will see they work perfectly!


Ev wrote:From a private collection.
It is small enough to be an eggcup, but could be a condiment dish ...?
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The mark, which looks like it has been done by hand rather than with a stamp..
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I have had several crewenna egg cups in my collection over the years. They are generally stamped on the base,the stamp is about .5cm square, the usual p in larger C. They do look small as an egg cup, but actually I have always found that once an egg is put in them they seem to be perfectly designed.
Currently there are two my collection 4cm in diameter across from outer edge to outer edge. 3.5 cm high.


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Post  Ev Fri 17 Mar - 7:28

A little tab handled Crewenna pot with the additional mark of 33 on the base.
Photos courtesy of the Ferret:

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Post  Valerio Fri 17 Mar - 20:19


33 is the glaze number - it relates to the glaze labels now in the collection of Nelson Museum

there were large firings for about ten years only - up to 2,000 pieces in each - but not enough small firings to successfully test a large number of glaze experiments - so there are relatively few glazes but they were used a lot



Ev wrote:A little tab handled Crewenna pot with the additional mark of 33 on the base.
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Post  Ev Fri 17 Mar - 20:24

Thanks for that info Valerio cheers
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Post  Valerio Fri 17 Mar - 20:25

Ev wrote:Thanks for that info Valerio cheers

the egg cups and other small items were used to pack every available corner of the kiln apparently
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Post  Ev Sat 18 Mar - 9:50

Kiln fillers are what we call them Valerio. 
They help to make use of every available space and make the firing more economical.
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Post  Valerio Mon 20 Mar - 8:56

Ev wrote:Kiln fillers are what we call them Valerio. 
They help to make use of every available space and make the firing more economical.

At their best, the egg cups can be very charming and superbly made and decorated. I eventually concluded the first ones I had were not made by Harry and/or May but were the work of an apprentice so I didn't pay much attention to them. Having long sold them a while ago, I have since seen and acquired some which are quite lovely.
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Post  Valerio Sun 19 Jun - 11:29

Ev wrote:From a private collection.
It is small enough to be an eggcup, but could be a condiment dish ...?
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The mark, which looks like it has been done by hand rather than with a stamp..
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These are often referred to as something other than egg cups, and can serve as such. I like to recommend people pop an egg in and see how they function … the answer is that they work perfectly as the egg cups they were designed to be.
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